1830 - He was born in Boston, Massachusetts on the 4th of June.
1850 - He graduated from New York University.
1851 - He graduated at Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
- He was admitted to the bar the following year and became a partner in the firm Abbott Brothers
with his brother Anthony Abbott.
1864 - He was the secretary of the New York Code Commission, which drew up the state's penal code.
1870 - He served on a commission created to revise the statutes of the United States.
1890 - He died in Brooklyn on the 17th of February.
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